Change the language of your timeline

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Overview 

Office Timeline Online lets you change the language of your timeline’s scale, dates, Today marker and duration counts for communications with international audiences. Setting your language preferences can be done either for an individual timeline or at account-level (meaning your preferences will be saved as the default for any future timeline will create). Here’s how it works:

 

A) Changing the language for an individual timeline

  1. From your current timeline, click on the Timeline Settings button at the bottom of the left sidebar.timeline-settings-button-office-timeline-online.png

  2. In the General tab of the Timeline Settings window, click the drop-down menu under Timeline language and select your preference. 

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  3. Click the green Save button, and our web tool will instantly translate your timeline’s scale, dates, task duration counts and Today marker into the chosen language.

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Note: Any changes you make from the Timeline Settings, including language preferences, will apply only to the current timeline. 

 

B) Set the global language at account level (user settings)

Changing your language preferences at the account level means that the chosen language will be applied automatically to any new timeline you create (visuals already saved in your gallery will not be impacted).

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Just like in the case of the timeline-level settings, you'll be able to set your preferences from the General tab of the window that pops up.

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Please note that the global language settings only apply to your timelines' scale, dates, task duration and Today marker. Task and milestone titles or the application's control will not be translated.

 

 

Quick tip: When working on your timeline in Data View, you can type in task durations straight in the selected language, or enter them in English and Office Timeline will translate them for you.

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